1 The general stream; for applicants who meet the minimum requirements for State nomination and have an available occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list eligible for the intended visa subclass.
2 The graduate stream; for applicants who meet the minimum requirements for State nomination and additional requirements applicable to this stream, and have an available occupation on the Graduate occupation list eligible for the intended visa subclass. Additional requirements include having gained a higher education qualification in Western Australia, including at least two years of full time study in Western Australia at a Western Australian university.
Masters and PhD graduates will have access to all occupations on the Graduate occupation list. Bachelor and higher degree graduates will only be able to access some of the occupations on the Graduate occupation list. Check the Graduate occupation list to determine if your qualification type is eligible for your intending occupation. The university qualification you gain in Western Australia does not need to determine the occupation you wish to nominate from the Graduate occupation list for State nomination.
|||General stream||Graduate stream|
|Meet Department of Home Affairs requirements for the intended visa subclass||Y||Y|
|A nominated occupation available on the Western Australian skilled occupation list||Y||N|
|A nominated occupation available on the Graduate occupation list||N||Y|
|Meet English requirements||Y||Y|
|Demonstrated the minimun required work experience in nominated occupation||Y||Bachelor and other higher degree** graduates||Masters and PhD** graduates|
|Provide a contract of employment||Y||Y|
|Demonstrate the minimum requirements for Western Australian study||N||Y|
|Demonstrated the minimum requirements for Western Australian study||Only required if you are not currently living in Western Australia||Only required if you are not currently living in Western Australia|
*Higher degree refers to Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma
**PhD refers to a Doctor of Philosophy